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Honda Civic Accessories and Modifications

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  • axp696axp696 Posts: 90
    Definitely. While a matter of personal taste, the one option I always recommend on Civics is the fabric floor mats. They fit like a glove and are extremely durable (or at least I've never put a hole in one under the right heel of the driver side, which I have in other cars).
  • I am a happy owner of a 02 civic 2dr lx a/t and a 02 cr-v the floor mats on the civic are twice as thick and look better than the cr-v. The cr-v are very thin and after a few month the right heel area was looking thinner i bought a set of all weather mats they are nice and thick and that will protect the mats.
    Greetings from sunny Miami
  • I purchased my 2001 Civic EX Coupe used with 10,250miles. The original owner had started to modify the car with a Apexi performance exhaust and Motegi wheels. For whatever reason he traded the car for a new Maxima.The exhaust was too noisy for me and I replaced it. I would like to sell it but don't know how. The list on it was $599.00. Would appreciate ideas. Thanks
  • moparbadmoparbad Posts: 3,842
    Go to online auction sites such as ebay or to online Honda enthusiast sites and place a for sale listing. Do a search on google if you need help finding honda sites.
  • tdattdat Posts: 27
    I just bought '03 LX Coupe and am looking to install security system and keyless entry. I know I could get the parts/system from www.honda-accessories.com but I was wondering...

    Are they pretty easy to install? I read in the installation instruction that Honda doesn't recommend the installation to the do-it-yourselfers...
  • I did installed a keyless entry on my o2 cr-v and it was very easy, about the Security System it might take a little more reading and time but, what tell you that if you take it to the honda dealer to have it done the guy might be doin the same thing "reading the instruction" and charge you lots of $$.
    Greetings from sunny miami.
  • Are there any CD Changers (other then the OEM model) that will interface with the AM/FM/Cassette in a '02 Civic LX without an adapter? Also, does anyone know if the Civic is prewired for a CD Changer and if so where are the wires located?
  • tdattdat Posts: 27
    http://www.handa-accessories.com is selling them for $120 each ($240 total). I had one dealer match their price plus shipping with $100 for installation. the second dealer wouldn't budge from $190/$175 for parts and over $200 for installation! Guess which dealer I'm never going back to!


    I placed an order with Handa-accessories and am planning to install myself. I will report back with my experience....

  • tdattdat Posts: 27
    I received my order from Handa-accessorries and attempted installation tonight. After an hour an half, I managed to install the security system but not keyless entry.

    The installation instruction for security system mentions "removeing the bold that secures the cruise control unit to the steering column bracket". I looked everywhere for 30 minutes before giving up on locating the cruise control unit. Since the cruise control unit itself is not involved except securing the security system unit, I found another location to secure the security system unit.

    The manual for keyless entry system instructs "Remove the dashboard center lower cover by gently prying out the lower cover to release the six retaining clip". It looked to me, however, that won't be possible without either taking out entire center colsole from the dashboard or taking out the center console. I could figure out how to do either. So, I gave up.

    Any insight on how to remove "the dashboard center lower cover" would be appreciated. By the way, it's the one with accessory socket and the optional flog light switch.
  • tdattdat Posts: 27
    Turns out that Honda has an updated installation manual for keyless entry. It does require pulling out the center console before getting to the dashboard center lower cover.
  • jp2002jp2002 Posts: 2
    I just bought a 2002 Civic LX sedan without a keyless entry system. Does the LX come pre-equipped with the keyless entry system? keylessride.com sells a genuine factory remote which only operates on vehicles already equipped with a keyless entry system for $44.00. I thought I read somewhere that all LX models have the keyless entry system installed at the factory but I could be mistaken?
  • tdattdat Posts: 27
    Finally got the keyless entry installed. Must admit it's sweet to be able to unlock without fumbling with keychains.

    jp2002: although my car is 03 model, I'm guessing you are pretty much in same situation I was in. Your LX should be equpped with harness to hook keyless entry system into. You need to purchase "keyless entry system" and will cost you $120 from www.handa-accessorries.com
  • miksmiks Posts: 33
    I just purchased a 96 Civic 4dr Lx. Its nice...spent $1,800 on repairs. And now I need to get some nice seat covers. Has anyone found a place where I can get some. I need front and back seats. On a budget:)...Thanks.
  • miksmiks Posts: 33
    96 Civic 4dr Lx...handa-accessorries.com doesnt support 96 and older....plus I dont think that the original radio is in there. So how do I go about getting Keyless entry?
  • bjk2001bjk2001 Posts: 358
    Seat covers try Costco they have some front seat cover within a budget. Keyless Entry try crutchfield.com if you are handy if not try your local Bestbuy stores.
  • dudkadudka Posts: 451
    i think someone on www.ephatch.com installed the lighter into the hole to the right of the shifter. all you need is to buy the cigarette lighter/ashtray kit.
    honda japan www.honda.com/jp has a center console with armrest for the CTR, it is about $120 if you can get someone to pick it up. i am investigating whether it will work with the floor consoles in the US civic si, as we are the only ones that get cupholders.
  • moparbadmoparbad Posts: 3,842
    Honda Japan is www.honda.co.jp. The armrest that I know about is actually for the rear seat.
    In order to install the power outlet to the right of the shifter you must splice into the wiring for the lower outlet since the wiring harness is different than the UK and Japan CTR. I decided I did not want to cut and splice so I am living with just the one power outlet. No one at EP has added the extra outlet yet TTBOMK.
  • miksmiks Posts: 33
    Thanks for the info on the seat covers. I will look there. BTW do they make seat covers for the rear seating as well? I don't know if the 96 Civic actually has a key less entry already installed and perhaps I just didn't receive the remote. Does anyone out there know if the 96 Civic LX comes with the key less remote system already installed?
  • bjk2001bjk2001 Posts: 358
    miks:

    Costco's Crosscountry (waterproof) front seat cover is less than $19.00 for a pair, I don't think they make any for rear seats.
    Typical Civic LX doesn't come with Keyless entry, Keyless entry is standrad on EX.

    Good luck!

    bjk
  • miksmiks Posts: 33
    Thanks, I'll look at Costco and let you know what I find. The car is in really good mechanical condition but lacked care on the interior. I have to use the key to lock the doors. Purchased the car for my son and had the mechanics do a thorough going over before/after purchase. Seems very sound but needs a major detailing and perhaps interior seat covers etc.
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